2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Apr 14, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Mathematics, BS

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The Mathematics major is designed for students who wish to become competitive mathematicians that seek to discover uncharted mathematical territory through research, find a fulfilling career in a job-market in need of mathematical and analytical skills, teach mathematics and impact the lives of students at the secondary level, and solve real-world problems.

Traditional Major Program Requirements (54-58 units)

Concentration Courses (12-16 units)

Students must complete all requirements in one of the following concentrations: Advanced Studies in Mathematics; Applied Mathematics; General Studies in Mathematics; Secondary Mathematics Education

Applied Mathematics Elective Requirements

Complete at least six (6) additional units from the following:

General Studies in Mathematics (12 units)

Complete twelve (12) additional upper division units in Mathematics (excluding MAT 303  and 342 ). 

NOTE: A maximum of six (6) units may be completed through enrollment in MAT 400 .  

Secondary Mathematics Education (16 units) **

** See Subject Matter Preparation Program in Mathematics (below) for more information.

Subject Matter Preparation Program in Mathematics

The Single Subject Matter Preparation (SSMP) Program in Mathematics consists of approved mathematics courses selected to provide undergraduate students the academic background necessary to qualify them to teach mathematics in grades seven through twelve. To obtain a Single Subject Credential in Mathematics the student must:

  1. Obtain an undergraduate degree.
  2. Demonstrate subject competence in mathematics in one of two ways: Earn a passing score on a mathematics examination that has been adopted by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) or complete a commission approved SSMP program. The SSMP Program from CBU is an approved CTC program.
  3. Complete a teaching credential program.

Students interested in the Subject Matter Preparation Program should contact their Faculty Advisor in the Mathematics Department. Students seeking a teaching credential should contact the Teacher Education Credential Program within the School of Education. (Also see the Education section for the Professional Methods Program for Preliminary Single Subject Credential  students.)

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